Adding texture to a space is important because it adds depth. Velvet is the perfect texture to add to a space because it can easily add elegance and glamour, softness or a classic-touch to a more modern space. However, velvet should be used sparingly to avoid feeling dated. I would suggest keeping it’s use to one or two items.
Some easy ways to incorporate velvet:
- Throw pillows
- Headboard/Bed Frame
Depending on how bold you’re willing to be, you can also play with some brighter colours of velvet. Right now I am loving the deep blue velvet chairs and sofas that are popping up everywhere.
Here are a couple of my favourite velvet pieces:
- I love the shade of blue of this chair from Elte Market.
- This sofa is from Ikea (can you believe it?). Such a steal for only $1,199.
- This ottoman from Urban Barn would be great in front of a chair and can double as additional seating when you have guests over.
- I know, I’ve posted this one before, but I love it! I would have 2 of these chairs in a living room or put it in the corner of a bedroom for a pop of colour
- If you’re scared to go bold with a piece of furniture, these velvet pillows from Pottery Barn are an easy way to add colour without the commitment
- I love this retro looking sofa from Structube.
- The velvet curtains from West Elm are amazing. I have them in my own home. They add drama to a room and the added bonus is that they are thick so they block out a lot of light which is perfect for a bedroom
- This floor cushion from CB2 is a great way to have additional seating when entertaining.
And some inspiration…
Featured Image: Design by Karla Dreyer. Photo by Tracey Ayton.